Easily invoke a mystical energy in your private space

Requirements:

1 stereo, shelf system, boombox, or other audio system
1 laptop, computer, stereo, or other audio system

Procedure:

Play one type of audio stream (can be a type of music or soundtrack to any type of video) on the stereo, boombox, or other audio system. Keep the volume to just above the audible level. That is, the volume should be low, just above the threshold where you can discern what is actually playing. This is the background sound source.

Next, on the laptop, computer, or other audio system that is nearer to you play a different type of music or audio stream. Adjust the level so that it is equal to or perhaps just slightly higher than the other audio source. This is the primary sound source.

Pick a type of music for the primary source. For example new-agey or space-type music. The background source could be something more active. It could be a soundtrack from Japanese dramas. It could be dance music. Or you could reverse the sources and have something really slow in the background and something more busy in the foreground. Feel free to experiment.

When the two sources mix in your environment they will create a mystical energy that is really cool.

You can also play around with equalization settings for the two audio sources. Find the optimal eq for the background source and the primary source.

You can also have a fan or air purifier running in the background to create an extra lush effect that really makes you feel isolated from the outside world, in your own mystical space.

You can also do things in your mystical space like drink relaxing herbal teas, take baths, read, meditate, or just relax.

Sometimes I just like to let my mind wander and think of all kinds of fascinating things. For example you can visualize the Cosmos and different galaxies and celestial objects. You can imagine different types of energies and all these different, amazing beings across the universe.

Install MediaMonkey on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial”) using Wine

MediaMonkey 4.1.14 running happily on Kubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" Linux

MediaMonkey 4.1.14 running happily on Kubuntu 16.04 “Xenial” Linux

These are notes about installing MediaMonkey on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial” Linux. This information is also valid for Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, and probably Debian and other Debian-derived distributions.

I would give MediaMonkey an “almost gold” rating. For all intents and purposes it is working flawlessly although there might be some little issues.

The best reference is from MediaMonkey’s website which has a page Linux, Wine & MediaMonkey.

See my other page Install Photoshop and other Windows apps and games in Ubuntu for information on installing Wine using the official Wine PPA repository and on installing the latest version of winetricks. Both of those steps are required before proceeding below.

Once Wine and winetricks are installed the process to install MediaMonkey is as follows:

Install winbind

sudo apt-get install winbind

Set up a prefix for MediaMonkey

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.MediaMonkey ~/bin/winetricks

Select Install an application and click OK. However immediately click Cancel. In the next page that appears select Install a Windows DLL or Component. In the list of available components select and install the following:

vb6run vcrun6 vcrun6sp6 wsh56vb wmp10

When wmp10 installs it will install and launch Windows Media Player. The only reason this is installed is to get the codecs. Still, in the privacy settings window that appeared I unchecked everything.

Once all the components are installed and Winetricks returns to the previous screen, select Install a font and select and install corefonts.

Now exit Winetricks. It is not necessary to change any other setttings. Leave the Windows version of Wine set to the default Windows XP.

Install MediaMonkey

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.MediaMonkey wine MediaMonkey_4.1.14.1813.exe

The setup should run and complete normally. Note I did not install MediaMonkey as a portable installation and I left skinning support enabled. I unchecked the option to launch MediaMonkey at the end of the installation.

Install the MAD plugin

Without this plugin MediaMonkey won’t play mp3 files. Download the plugin from the MAD plugin website and install it:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.MediaMonkey wine MAD\ plug-in\ 0.14.2b.exe

It will ask for the path to install the plugin. Rather than the default path C:/Program Files/Winamp instead install it to C:/Program Files/MediaMonkey.

Using playlists from Windows

If you have a MediaMonkey instance running under Windows you can choose to export playlists as m3u files. However you will likely need to do a little slicing and dicing of the pathnames in order to get the playlist to work with your new MediaMonkey running under Linux.

At my home I have all my music on a network drive which is mounted one way on Windows systems and another way on Linux systems.

Here is a typical entry from a m3u playlist that was exported from a Windows machine:

..\Music\07 - Other Music\VA_-_Some_cool_music\a_track.mp3

In MediaMonkey on Linux select the File menu and then Open URL or File. Navigate to a file on the same drive as your music collection and open it. When the file is loaded right-click on it and select Properties and note the pathname of it. It might look something like:

Z:\home\user\storage1\Music\07 - Other Music\VA_-_Some_cool_music\a_track.mp3

On the Linux system I have mounted my network drive under /mnt/storage1 and then I created a symlink to /mnt/storage1 in my home directory: /home/user/storage1

Notice that that the paths are the same from Music until the end. It is just the beginning of the paths that needs to be modified. You can use Notepad++ to do a global search and replace or you can use Perl to perform an in-place regex substitution which I show below.

First, make a copy of the exported playlist.m3u. In this example I use playlist_copy.m3u:

perl -pi -e 's/^\.\./Z\:\\home\\user\\storage1/g' playlist_copy.m3u

[I know this might seem complex but here is a good reference on Perl regular expressions.]

In the modified playlist file the entries should now look like:

Z:\home\user\storage1\Music\07 - Other Music\VA_-_Some_cool_music\a_track.mp3

Now you can open the modified playlist from the File menu of MediaMonkey (File -> Open URL or File). All the songs should load and play normally. Note that this just loads the songs into Now Playing, it does not actually import or save the playlist. To save it follow the steps below:

Saving playlists

To save all the songs loaded in Now Playing first create a new playlist by right-clicking on the Playlist entry in the Media Tree in the left pane. Select New Playlist. Now on the right at the bottom of the Now Playing pane select List and Save Playlist. In the popup window select the playlist you just created and click the Save button.

Note that if it is a really long playlist it might take a very long time to save. One playlist I have with over 2,000 entries took almost 10 minutes to save. For some reason the file writing process is slower under Wine.

Install skins

Before copying over new skins it is necessary to open the Tools menu and select Options -> Skin (the very last entry at the bottom). Select any skin other than the default Metro M. This will show a preview of the skin. You can either click OK to keep it or Cancel to stay with the default. Either way, it will create the Skin directory inside the MediaMonkey config directory, which is what we need.

You can then copy your favorite skins from Windows using a graphical file manager like Dolphin. Copy it from the MediaMonkey Skins directory on the Windows computer which is usually C:\Users\your_name\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey\Skins Skin files have the file extension .msz Copy any of the .msz skin files you want to your Linux MediaMonkey Skins folder which is under /home/your_name/.MediaMonkey/drive_c/users/your_name/Application Data/MediaMonkey/Skins

Crank it up!

Don’t forget about the excellent program PulseAudio Volume Control which allows the volume to be cranked up above 100%. I find it essential on my laptops.

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

Final thoughts

I’m really blown away that I’ve got MediaMonkey installed and running right now under KDE Plasma in Kubuntu. I love it!

As I mentioned in the previous article about installing Photoshop under Wine, I truly hope that this article will encourage people to ditch Windows and make the switch to using Linux.

The globalist tyranny that hides behind the lies, deception, and manipulation

slave auction flyer

The actions of globalists have been going on for a long time. Dutch spice traders ruthlessly murdered and enslaved people of the East Indies (Indonesia) in the 17th century to force them to labor on plantations.

Portuguese and British slave traders brought slaves to the New World and forced them to work on plantations for hundreds of years.

The globalists are still around today. They are now flooding western countries with vast hordes of “refugees” and “migrants”, destroying communities, destroying opportunities for their own citizens, crushing dreams and ruining their cultures.

Just as water fluoridation was claimed to be beneficial to health (specifically to teeth) and promoted by the United States government for the sake of indemnifying the Department of Defense and its contractors from litigation related to the extremely harmful health effects of chronic exposure to fluoride which is a byproduct of the production of weapons-grade uranium, the huge influx of invaders is being promoted as beneficial to “the economy”, as being humanitarian, etc. etc.

What is most appalling however is the extensive lies and deception and the fact they completely fail to admit to any discussion or debate about policies regarding immigration.

Instead, they equate anyone who wants to discuss the issue or – Heaven forbid – is actually opposed to the swarm of immigrants the vast majority of whom cannot even read, write, nor speak English – they equate it with racism and worse.

I would like to say that, contrary to Hilary Clinton and the globalist oligarchy for which she is a shill, there’s a huge difference between wanting to throw people in gas chambers and opposing illegal immigration.

The globalists are completely unwilling to have a discussion about the issue. They are forcing it upon their peoples despite the huge consequences and they are forbidding there to be any rational debate or discussion about it.

This is the globalists in action. They are the same people who enslaved people in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their methods have changed, but they are doing the same thing. The consequences are also ecologically dire as Planet Earth is pushed far beyond its carrying capacity and huge disasters like the Gulf Oil Spill will become more commonplace as more and more resources are exploited on unimaginably vast scales to supply these huge populations they are creating.

The sad thing is that a lot of well-intentioned people are accepting what is happening out of a sense of guilt. Its important for people to understand that they are not responsible for the actions of globalists in the past nor the present. I can assure you that my ancestors – poor people from southern, eastern, and western Europe – had nothing to do with the globalist slave trade. And even though our ancestors had nothing to do with the slave trade, they also paid the price in various ways as communities have been destroyed and opportunities lost because of its long-term negative effects.

To feel responsible or guilty for the actions of globalists is muddled thinking. People should feel proud of their heritage and also clear about it. We are honest, hard working people. We built America – its roads, its buildings, its great institutions – with our own hands. We fought for it and paid the price in blood.

Now that precious sweat and blood is being spent by lying globalists, claiming to be humanitarians. People like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden in their supreme arrogance believe that they are entitled to give away the blood of our ancestors so that they can score humanitarian brownie points. But that sweat and blood is not theirs to give away. America is not theirs to destroy for the sake of their sick agendas.

To me that is what the meme Pepe is about. It is about awareness of the situation and how globalists and their shills are deliberately manipulating people while they destroy our culture.

It is also about awareness of things like the Jewish bankers and their globalist agenda. How much money did Clinton get from Goldman Sachs? Why hasn’t the actual reason the 9/11 attacks occurred – because of the actions of Israel against the Palestinian people and other acts of atrocity in the middle East including the West’s support of autocratic, dictatorial, brutal regimes – being discussed?

If they sometimes use provocative images to get the point across about the destructive actions of Goldman Sachs, George Soros, and their agendas so much the better. People should be asking why the globalist Jewish bankers are dictating American foreign policy and why America continues to support Israel and dictators in the middle east.

Hillary Clinton is a globalist through and through. She is no different than the Portuguese slave traders, only more sly. She is just as willing to inflict suffering upon vast numbers of people as the Portuguese slave traders were. Her Clinton Foundation was more than willing to cut deals with third-world dictator/thugs – who tyrannize their own populations – for the sake of huge profits for her friends and family. Hillary Clinton is a globalist thug and money is what talks with her, regardless of how dirty it is and how much tyranny lies behind it.

Behind it all is tyranny against the hard-working peoples of western countries who are now being betrayed and are watching their cultures crumble and their communities rot.

America and the world is starting to stand up against the globalists, against the ivy-league oligarchs, media pundits, and politicians who are destroying the western world and causing new forms of enslavement and catastrophe.

On the issue of competence let’s get straight to the point: The person who is President of the United States is also ultimately responsible for the CIA and the military. Its no secret that the CIA is run by the Department of State and, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the head of the CIA.

I don’t like the way Obama and Hillary ran the CIA and the military. I think they were corrupt and incompetent. Hillary used her position as Secretary of State, as head of the CIA, to cut extremely lucrative pay-to-play deals. In addition, her and Obama and the rest of their staff bungled too many areas of foreign relations.

I do not want these people to continue running America. Donald Trump will pick more competent and far more honest and dedicated people for critical positions within the government. We do not need lying, globalist, profiteers out to make big $$$ for themselves in these critical positions. We need good, honest people who sincerely want to help America and do what is best not just for Americans but for the entire world.

I know that Donald Trump is running for president because he truly cares about America. He has enough money that he could literally buy an island somewhere and retire. Instead he has chosen to take a stand for our country which is clearly failing its people and failing in so many ways.

He deliberately places himself in the firing line of continual media hits, attacks, and slanders so that he can get his message out, so that he can become our president and fix the damage caused by a negligent, highly corrupt, incompetent oligarchy.

Please vote against globalism, tyranny, lies, and deception. Please vote for Donald Trump on November 8.

Creation

Creation

Is sometimes a slow process

Can start from a seemingly, disorganized, chaotic beginning

Requires perseverance, dedication, devotion, and patience

Requires *love*

Is founded upon intention

Is what we do naturally when we are the way we’re supposed to be

One thing about where I live

The area I live in has some amazing music. Absolutely amazing, mind-blowing, spirit-uplifting, epiphany-inducing dance music!

Its important to appreciate it!

I love the fact that there are other crazy people like me who love to dance their asses off 🙂

No matter what else you do in life go out and dance sometimes. Dance like crazy. Open up to the highest cosmic energy and channel the energy fearlessly and lovingly!

I’m so happy I’m a healthy vegan too, because I don’t need any kind of substances to uplift me beyond good music and good energy.

Cosmic energy is the ultimate high.

Today I had a realization: When you are channeling cosmic energy its ok to just let it happen. Part of the wisdom of tranquil abiding is to just let cosmic energy flow naturally and not have to worry or think about it. It doesn’t matter what it “means”, what anyone thinks, or anything. Its just natural and wholesome like breathing.

Install Photoshop and other Windows apps and games in Ubuntu

Photoshop CC 2015 on Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial"

Photoshop CC 2015 on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial”

Photoshop CC 2015 is listed with a “Gold” rating at WineHQ which is great news. I can confirm that it runs under Ubuntu Xenial 16.04.

In addition there are a lot of other apps and games that can be installed. Below I give examples for installing Kindle and Notepad++.

We are going to be installing the latest development version of Wine from the official WineHQ PPA. We will also need the most recent development version of winetricks. See below for complete installation instructions.

Here is the page at WineHQ for Photoshop CC 2015 (there are also pages for other versions).

Here’s the entire process in a nutshell:

Install very latest Wine from the official Wine PPA:

wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel mono-complete

Download winetricks:
(Note: I like to put it in my ~/bin directory. If you do make sure your ~/.profile is set to include ~/bin in $PATH although it is not strictly required in the steps below.)

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks; chmod +x winetricks; mv winetricks ~/bin

Create 32-bit prefix exclusively for Photoshop:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.photoshop32 ~/bin/winetricks

Select Install an application but once the list of available applications show, click Cancel.

In the next window that appears select Install a Windows DLL or Component. In the list of available components select and install the following:

atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008

Back at the previous screen select Install a font and select and install the following:

corefonts lucida tahoma unifont

Back at the previous screen select Change settings. Select the following and click OK:

fontsmooth=rgb win7

Note that the list of above components reported to work by different people at the WineHQ site varies but for certain you need atmlib and gdiplus and you must set the Windows version to win7. You may want to try changing or removing other components.

As noted on the WineHQ page for Photoshop CC 2015 there may font rendering issues related to the gdiplus library. In winetricks select Run winecfg and then in the winecfg Libraries tab select *gdiplus and press the Edit button. Change it from Native (Windows) to Builtin (Wine).

Install Photoshop (32-bit):

WINEPREFIX=~/.photoshop32 WINEARCH=win32 wine Set-up.exe

The installer will open and you can run a normal install.

IMPORTANT: On my system at about 25% into the installation it appears to fail and says “Installation Failed. Your installation encountered errors.”  However the installation is still running in the background.  Its important to wait several minutes and allow the installation to complete.  Wait for all hard disk activity to cease.

Once it is installed there will be an entry in ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/ named Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (32 Bit).desktop

In the Plasma menu under Applications -> Wine -> Programs there is an entry for Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (32 Bit) and it does run.

If you need to wipe everything and try again

rm -rf ~/.photoshop32 ~/.local/share/applications/wine*

This wipes everything and gives you a completely clean slate. Obviously use with caution if you have other Wine apps installed.

Install Adobe Acrobat DC
In order to install Adobe Acrobat DC I had to first install it on a Windows system. When you install it it will ask where you want to extract the contents of the installation package. I choose to install it into a subfolder inside the same folder that the installation package is in. The extract subfolder will contain the Setup.exe that is needed to install Acrobat in Wine. Then copy the folder to your Linux system.

mkdir -p ~/.wine/acrobat_dc
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/acrobat_dc ~/bin/winetricks

In Winetricks choose to install a Windows DLL or component and install atmlib and mspatcha

Now install Acrobat DC:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/acrobat_dc wine let the install run and finish
Now use rsync to copy over some missing files from the Windows sytem. On my computer Windows was mounted under /mnt/win:
cd ~/.wine/acrobat_dc/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Acrobat\ DC/
rsync -rv --size-only /mnt/win/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Adobe/Acrobat\ DC/ .
cd ~/.wine/acrobat_dc/drive_c/Program\ Files/Common\ Files/Adobe/
rsync -rv --size-only /mnt/win/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Common\ Files/Adobe/ .

The first time Acrobat is run there will be a couple error messages that appear. They should not appear again.

Installing other apps (optional):

I recommend installing apps to their own directory, and using 32-bit over 64. To install Kindle just run:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.kindle32 ~/bin/winetricks

Choose Install an application and you will find Kindle in the list of available applications.

To install Notepad++ you would do something like:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.npp ~/bin/winetricks

then select Notepad++ from the list of applications.

You get the idea. Just remember the key things: you may need to install fonts and should usually set the Windows version to win7 in the Change settings section. You may also need to install Windows components or DLL's which is beyond the scope of this article.

When you run winetricks you'll see there's a good list of applications and games readily available.

You could also create a generic container for 32-bit applications:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 ~/bin/winetricks

And you can also install an app directly with:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 wine 32bit_app.exe

And for 64-bit use:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 WINEARCH= ~/bin/winetricks

Or to install a 64-bit app directly:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 WINEARCH= wine 64bit_app.exe

Final note

I hope this will inspire people en masse to ditch Windows permanently, choose to use Linux, and be more involved with free software. Please see my other guide KDE Plasma with Kubuntu – Setup, notes, ideas.


Credits, Thanks & Help:

askubuntu.com: How do I create a 32-bit WINE prefix?
wiki.archlinux.org: Wine


Linux really is the future

I’ve been back to using Linux now for a while and I’ve pretty much completely forgotten that I was even using Windows before. But its not just that – its not just that my experience is the same as before: Its so much better.

Linux is so awesome. Its so fun to use. There are so many cool things about it.

Today I managed to set up my system where I have three virtual desktops: One main desktop that is for general-type stuff, then one desktop for one of my online courses, and the third desktop for my other course.

I have browser windows relevant to each course open in each virtual desktop. I also have Okular open with relevant texts in each desktop, and of course terminal windows in which I write code.

Having it organized like this is such a huge leap. I can keep all my stuff for each programming course together in one desktop. When I want to study or work on it I just switch to it. And when I want, I switch away from it and can do other things.

This helps so much in preventing things getting cluttered and from getting overwhelmed trying to keep track of too many things.

I frequently – pretty much always – have many things going on simultaneously. I can burn out easily or just get overwhelmed and lose track of things, after which I have to start over again which is difficult.

I go through this all the time. But my goal is to not have to, because things will be organized.

As I’m working on my system right now I have this feeling as if I can sense the future – this very positive, bright, cool future of which Linux and free, Open Source software is a major part.

Mainstream media is engaging in manipulation

What is wrong about the story that she only has pneumonia? First of all, in the video above you can see that her body appears to become rigid and her elbows are bent and her hands are behind her back in what appears to be abnormal posturing a sign of severe brain injury. Her body is rigid and then the knees buckle. She collapses and is carried by two people. In this video and the one from the other angle you can clearly see her feet dragging. He body has gone limp. Front rigid to limp. Whatever causes that is hard core. It is not pneumonia. Or – it is not just pneumonia. That may be how this lie is being pushed: They say “She has pneumonia.” A fact which may be at least partially truthful. But – and this is critical – she may have something else. Whatever else is not being said. Its being left out.

Then they could go back and claim “We didn’t lie. She did have pneumonia.” Only that the pneumonia wasn’t the serious issue. There was another issue.

Think about the last time you felt light-headed. Maybe you got up too fast or something. How do you react? You generally bend over to support your hands on your knees, or will put your hands out to support yourself on something like a chair or table if one is available. You do not do what she did. What happened with her body is highly abnormal and more like some kind of seizure.

And this idea is supported precisely because, only an hour later, she seemed to be up and about and professing to feel fine. Think about it: If you had a respiratory infection so bad that it made you faint or have some kind of seizure, you would be feeling like complete shit. If the infection was raging in your body so bad that it had reached that point – and none of this adds up because if it was even moderately close to being before such a point the person would have been feeling so run-down and crappy they would not have even wanted to attend an event – there’s no way – no way – that an hour later you’d be all kipper and upbeat and happy. No fucking way.

Hilary’s attempt to make it seem like she was ok afterwards actually proves to me that there was something more like a seizure which occurred. Because yes, after a seizure a person would be back to normal.

Which means that her taking off a couple days and not flying to the West coast – is just a lie, a scam to make it seem like she actually has pneumonia.

She doesn’t have pneumonia. And you could see the knee-jerk, classic Clintonian playbook of flat-out denial being enacted from the outset of this episode. Just as both Clintons have lied about so many other things.

These people are the most full-of-shit, scumbag liars.

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